Sunday, June 18, 2006

Try it. You'll like it.

Well, here I am -- back from my trip to Grand Cayman. And even if it wasn't skiing, it was still a lot of fun.

We swam, snorkeled, relaxed on the beach, read, ate too much -- in short, we did all the things one does on vacation in the Caribbean.

What could be bad? The weather was incredible -- in the 80's, nice breeze, bright sun, The water was magnificent, too -- a brilliant, clear turquoise unlike anything you'll see anywhere else. Not cold, either, so you could jump right in without that awful shock you get here in the Northeast.

It made me think: Could there actually be other things in life that're fun, besides skiing? The short answer is -- yes. I mean, I may be crazy about skiing, but I'm not completely crazy.

How dull it'd be if we did the same thing, time after time after time. Whether it's a new place, a new sport, a new book, or even a new food, trying new things keeps us alive, expands our minds, and makes us better human beings.

Naturally, this even applies to skiing. Trying a new mountain, a new trail, or even a new technique can re-awaken our senses and remind us again why we love the sport.

So when you think about skiing next winter, think about mixing it up a bit. Chances are you'll like it.

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